Talk:Herman Wouk

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Cool this article finally got created, since it's linked like 8 times. His paperweight really got sold? That's so nuts? Who sold it? How'd you hear about it? --Nonsensical 18:02, 15 July 2007 (EDT)

Tao found it (he's an expert on antique Columbia eBay items); I just copied the link that had been sitting around on the Alexander Hamilton Medal page. Pacman 18:06, 15 July 2007 (EDT)

There's no link there and the article violates the very strict guidelines for verifiability: "Editors must take particular care adding biographical material about a living person to any Wikipedia page. Such material requires a high degree of sensitivity, and must adhere strictly to all applicable laws in the United States and to all of our content policies, especially: Verifiability We must get the article right.[1] Be very firm about the use of high quality references. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced—whether the material is negative, positive, or just questionable—should be removed immediately and without waiting for discussion.[2]" Sixth Floor Jay 14:33, 17 May 2009 (EDT)

Thanks for pointing this out, but we have standards that differ from Wikipedia. While we don't want to use inaccurate information, embellishment and good humor are encouraged on WikiCU. I made modifications to the original article that I think reflect both your concerns and our philosophy. Pacman 21:03, 17 May 2009 (EDT)

Oh, I get it, Pacman. I read more of the WikiCU and got the idea. Sort of a cross between Wikipedia and a blog? When you made the humor broader I saw it was meant to be lighthearted. Yeah, I guess Wikipedia standards really won't work, since WikiCU is necessarily going to include a lot of "original research" that WP abhors. Sixth Floor Jay 00:12, 28 May 2009 (EDT)

Yeah, more or less Wikipedia with original research and the occasional joke tolerated by the "hive mind". Pacman 00:44, 28 May 2009 (EDT)